I like to think that the altitude didn’t effect me too much on the trip. Then I go back and watch the few videos I took and listen to my voice...

Barring some sort of mechanical issue, the first plane that landed in Lukla in the morning would ferry us back to Kathmandu. Being on the first plane is the type of...

Day Start: Namche Bazar (11,290 feet / 3440 meters) Tea Stop: Toktok (9060 feet / 2760 meters) Lunch: Phakding (8560 feet / 2610 meters) Day End: Lukla (9320 feet / 2840 meters) Hiking Duration: 9 hours...

Day Start: Deboche (12,530 feet / 3820 meters) Briefing Spot: Tengboche (12,660 feet / 3860 meters) Tea Stop: Above Phungi Thanga (approximately 10,990 feet / 3350 meters) Lunch: Kyangjuma (11,650 feet / 3550 meters) Day...

Day Start: Thokla (15,160 feet / 4620 meters) Tea Stop: Pheriche (13,910 feet / 4240 meters) Lunch:  Shomare (13,160 feet / 4010 meters) Afternoon Stop: Pangboche Monastery (12,900 feet / 3930 meters) Day End: Deboche...

If she weren’t so good at her actual job, she could have been another Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel. Here the always lovely and talented Lindsay Luth gives a brief...

Day Start: Gorek Shep (16,860 feet / 5140 meters) Morning Stop: Kala Patthar (18, 210 feet / 5550 meters) Lunch: Gorek Shep (16,860 feet / 5140 meters) Tea Stop: Lobuche (16,100 feet / 4910 meters) Day...

Day Start: Lobuche (16,100 feet / 4910 meters) Tea Stop: Gorek Shep (16,860 feet / 5140 meters) Lunch: Everest Base Camp (17,600 feet / 5364 meters) Day End: Gorek Shep (16,860 feet / 5140 meters)...

Day Start: Dingboche (14,470 feet / 4410 meters) Lunch: Thokla (15,160 feet / 4620 meters) Afternoon Stop: Everest Memorials (15,760 feet / 4830 meters) Day End: Lobuche (16,100 feet / 4910 meters) Hiking Duration: 6.5...

This was the second rest day, and unlike the first in Namche, there was absolutely nothing planned outside of camp. Often treks will make an acclimatizing hike up around 1000 feet...

Day Start: Deboche (12,530 feet / 3820 meters) Tea Stop: Pangboche (12,900 feet / 3930 meters) Lunch: Shomare (13,160 feet / 4010 meters) Day End: Dingboche (14,470 feet / 4410 meters) Hiking Duration: 6.5 hours Basic...

Day Start: Khumjung (12,400 feet / 3780 meters) Tea Stop: Hotel Everest View (12,730 feet / 3880 meters) Lunch: Phungi Tonga (10,660 feet / 3250 meters) Afternoon Stop: Tengboche Monastery (12,660 feet / 3860 meters) Day...

Day Start: Thame (12,470 feet / 3800 meters) Morning Stop: Thame Gompa (approx. 13,000 feet / 3960 meters) Lunch: Thamo (11,290 feet / 3440 meters) Day End: Khumjung (12,400 feet / 3780 meters)...

Day Start: Namche Bazar (11,290 feet / 3440 meters) Lunch: Thamo (11,290 feet / 3440 meters) Day End: Thame (12,470 feet / 3800 meters) Hiking Duration: 7 hours Basic Terrain: Nepali flat...

That’s the answer. If anyone ever asks how many days it takes a postcard to find its way from Lukla, Nepal to central Florida, the answer is 30 days. While international snail...

According to Sanjeev, “rest days” don’t sell on trekking itineraries. That is, they don’t sell when you don’t have a trusted guide like Sanjeev. There’s a tricky balance between acclimatization and...

Day Start: Phakding (8600 feet / 2610 meters) Tea Stop: Manjo (9300 feet / 2835 meters) Lunch: Jorsale (8990 feet / 2740 meters) Day End: Namche Bazar (11,290 feet / 3440...

Day Start: Lukla (9320 feet / 2840 meters) Tea Stop: Ghat (8500 feet / 2590 meters) Day End: Phakding (8600 feet / 2610 meters) Hiking Duration: 4 hours Basic Terrain: Little bit...

Before delving too deep into what actually occurred each day of the trek, I thought it might make sense to first introduce the primary players involved making this little adventure possible....

Somehow I knew this was coming, but the highlight of the first day’s trek had nothing to do with trekking at all. The real excitement of the day centered around the...

After months of preparation and just plain waiting, today is travel day. Somehow we were more organized than planned and I find myself with a couple extra hours at the house...

Do me a favor and go Google, “Lukla airport landing” and hit a couple links. I’ll wait. No worries, I have time. Are you back? Great. As you’re now aware, Lukla,...

Princess camping can loosely be defined by a number of characteristics. Check the list below and see if you can select the three items that a princess camper is responsible for...

As the parents of a spirited and inexplicably happy child of nearly fifteen months, it might seem like a strange time to leave that happy and spirited toddler for three weeks....

Isn’t Everest over done? Isn’t it cliché? The answer to both those questions is, “perhaps.” We’ve done similar trips to this before and when we started thinking trekking-bsased adventure travel, Everest...

On Saturday my wife Lindsay and I embark on an ambitious trip. It’s definitely our most ambitious travel since the first plane trip with a newborn in tow and quite possibly...